It turns out there are much cooler uses for the 2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake than just filling it with tennis balls. How about setting the Guinness world record for fastest towed speed on skis? Yes, that is an actual world record and Jaguar, with help of Olympic skier Graham Bell recently set out on a mission to break it. They did not just break it. They demolished it. At Jaguar Land Rover’s Revi Test Centre in Arctic Circle, UK automaker used its new 380 hp wagon to pull a suited up Bell to a top speed of about 117 mph. In temperatures as low as -28 degrees Celsius, Bell used a line hooked up to rear end of an XF Sportbrake to capture the title, breaking previous record by a full 47 mph. What did our champion have to tell about his accomplishment? “I’m really proud to have achieved this Guinness World Records title, but it was a real team effort with the engineers at Jaguar supporting me every step of the way. The XF Sportbrake stayed perfectly composed throughout and gave me the confidence to not only beat the target but smash it by a great margin!” admitted Bell. With a 3,0 liter supercharged V6 and 0-60 mph time of 5,3 seconds, XF Sportbrake was not a bad choice of vehicle for such an endeavor. Its instinctive all-wheel drive system along with features like Adaptive Surface Response and All Surface Progress Control also make it a top contender for handling roads coated in ice and snow. “The XF Sportbrake’s superb traction, handling and high speed stability made it the perfect choice for this speed record attempt. We’re extremely proud to have supported Graham in this incredible world-beating achievement, it’s this kind of trail-blazing activity that really tests our cars to their limits” said Jaguar Land Rover managing director Jeremy Hicks. The 2018 XF Sportbrake starts at $70’450.


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